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Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934)

Part Four

Gustav Holst was not afraid to write for specific occasions. During this programme Donald MacLeod introduces a test piece Holst wrote for the National Brass Band Championships in 1928, a piece commissioned by the BBC for their Wireless Military Band and the only piece of Chamber Music Holst ever composed.


1 hour

Playlist - Composer of the Week - Holst

The Perfect Fool, op.39 – Ballet 
The Philharmonia/Barry Wordsworth
Collins 11242, track 10

Terzetto for flute, oboe and cello: 
Un poco vivace
The Huntingdon Trio (Diane Gold (fl), Lloyd Smith (vc), Rheta Smith (ob)
Leonarda LE 325, tracks 13–14

A Moorside Suite for brass band 
Grimethorpe Colliery Band/Elgar Howarth Decca 470 193-2, track 10

Hammersmith, Op.52 
Prelude: Poco adagio
Scherzo: Poco vivace
LSO/Richard Hickox
Chandos  CHAN 9420, tracks 5–6

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